Abe Grilled At Diet Over Dinner Parties

Abe grilled at Diet over dinner parties

Lawmakers of Japan's opposition camp have questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe regarding parties that were held for his supporters at a Tokyo hotel over the past several years.

At the Lower House budget committee meeting on Monday, opposition lawmakers said they asked a Tokyo hotel whether it had made out receipts for the parties with no customer names. They said the hotel, where some of the parties were held, replied that it had not.

Abe Apologizes For Heckling In Lower House

Abe apologizes for heckling in Lower House

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized for jeering an opposition lawmaker last week.

Abe heckled Kiyomi Tsujimoto of Constitutional Democratic Party during a Lower House budget committee session last Wednesday, calling her question "meaningless," which drew sharp reaction from the opposition camp.

Abe Stresses Importance Of Safety For Olympics

Abe stresses importance of safety for Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked officials to take full measures to prevent terror attacks and the spread of infectious diseases to ensure the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Abe told a meeting of a government task force on Friday that the host country should provide a safe environment for the Olympics.

Abe: Government Working To Contain Coronavirus

Abe: Government working to contain coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stressed the government's commitment to contain the spread of the new coronavirus and prevent patients from developing serious symptoms through the emergency plan announced on Thursday.

The package aims to step up cooperation with local municipalities, and increase the capability of virus tests and treatment.

Abe Orders Necessary Measures Against Outbreak

Abe orders necessary measures against outbreak

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the spread of the new coronavirus an unprecedented crisis and told a government task force not to hesitate to take necessary measures against the outbreak.

Abe issued the instruction on Friday at a meeting of the task force set up to deal with the outbreak.

Abe: Govt. Will Do Its Best To Contain Outbreak

Abe: Govt. will do its best to contain outbreak

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will not hesitate to take necessary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Speaking at a Diet committee on Thursday, Abe said the government places top priority on protecting people's health and lives.

Abe To Designate Coronavirus Illness As Infectious

Abe to designate coronavirus illness as infectious

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government plans to add infections of the new coronavirus to the list of designated infectious diseases.

Abe told a Lower House committee on Monday that his government has instructed relevant ministers to do all they can to prevent the virus from spreading in Japan.

Abe Orders Thorough Measures Against Coronavirus

Abe orders thorough measures against coronavirus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his ministers to ensure that more hygienic laboratories are able to conduct tests for the new coronavirus. Only one facility in Japan is carrying out such tests at present.

Abe gave the instruction on Friday morning at a meeting of relevant ministers, including health minister Katsunobu Kato and foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

Abe Talks Tokyo 2020 Games At Diet Opening Speech

Abe talks Tokyo 2020 games at Diet opening speech

The Japanese Diet has kicked off its latest session, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to impress the world with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics.

Abe says the Games are a chance for communities hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami nearly nine years ago to show how far they've come.

Abe: Japan-us Pact Is Immovable Pillar

Abe: Japan-US pact is immovable pillar

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Japan-US alliance is an immovable pillar for protecting world peace.

On January 19, 1960, the revised Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security was signed by Abe's grandfather, Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, and US President Dwight Eisenhower.

Abe Heads Home After Middle East Tour

Abe heads home after Middle East tour

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is returning to Japan from a three-nation Middle East tour. He agreed with the leaders of these countries that dialogue will be crucial for stabilizing the region and de-escalating tensions.

Abe left Oman, the final leg of his tour, early Wednesday morning. His itinerary also included Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Abe Visits Oman, Offers Condolences For Sultan

Abe visits Oman, offers condolences for sultan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, now visiting Oman, has offered his condolences for the sultan who died last week.

Abe arrived in the Omani capital of Muscat on Tuesday on the last leg of his three-nation tour of the Middle East.

Abe Meets With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince In Uae

Abe meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince in UAE

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi have agreed to work together to help defuse tensions in the Middle East.

Abe flew to the United Arab Emirates from Saudi Arabia on Monday on the second leg of his three-nation tour of the region.